From field to fork: The time is right for roasted red peppers

DanKennedyW Corn is gone. Tomatoes are heading for the exit (and already got there, flavorwise). Local stone fruit, such as peaches and nectarines, are in their final harvests, judging by farmers markets. But our appetites aren’t quite ready for autumnal foods, not when the temperatures are still in the 80s. This is an ideal time […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * The Davis High ski team will host an information meeting for students and parents at 7 p.m. at the Davis High School library, 315 W. 14th St. The team is co-ed and open to all ninth- through 12th-grade students. Saturday * Students at Emerson Junior High School are hosting a fall pancake breakfast and children’s […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Rec Report: Introducing your teen activity specialists

I love working with teens, but when I say this, people often look at me as though I told them that I love being a garbage collector. Perhaps there is a metaphor hidden in there somewhere. While I don’t think teens are “trash,” I do think they are hidden treasures. Behind their sassy attitudes and […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

‘Junky’s Last Stand’ entertains while it educates about nutrition

Nature’s Theater returns to the Cool Davis Festival on Sunday with a whole new environmental-themed play for children. “Junky’s Last Stand,” written and directed by husband-and-wife team Jeff Falyn and Lyndsay Dawkins, will be performed at 2:30 p.m. in the Veterans’ Memorial Theatre. The performance is free and no tickets are necessary, but since last year’s […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Future subscribers: Orion Tennyson Schoeneman

Michelle Marshall Tracy and Sean Tennyson Schoeneman of West Sacramento are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Orion Tennyson Schoeneman. He was born on Sept. 19, 2011, in Woodland. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. His mother is a homemaker and his father is an information systems analyst specialist. His grandparents are Cynthia Marshall […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

What is this pest eating my plants?

Fall workshops “Tips for Growing Herbs,” 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets “Easy House Plants,” 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets “Interesting Local Gardens and Nurseries to Visit,” 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5, Central Park Gardens, Third […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

What’s on your plate? Expert panel will discuss food issues

By Stacie Frerichs The Cool Davis Foundation invites community members to hear a panel of food experts discuss “What’s On Your Plate? Practical Ways to Eat Healthy, Spend Less and Reduce Your Foodprint” on Sunday, Oct. 16. Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza will moderate a panel at the Cool Davis Festival that includes Spring Warren, Dani […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Wine-tasting Oct. 14 benefits Willett PTA

The Davis Food Co-op, at 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of wines with an environmental spin from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit the Willett Elementary School PTA. The PTA’s mission is to build a community at Willett between teachers, […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

NAMI announces tallest sunflower winner

Davis resident Pat Reynolds is the winner of the NAMI-Yolo Tallest Sunflower in Yolo Contest  for 2011. Reynolds entered his mammoth 18-foot-tall sunflower at the last minute, beating out the 16-foot, 4-inch, sunflower grown by Ranse Reynolds of Woodland. Both growers, who aren’t related, have won in past years. Ranse Reynolds has won three times […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

Museum hosts plant sale Saturday

Plants galore will be offered for sale by the Gibson Gardeners from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Yolo County Historical Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. This fall event will coincide with an antiques and collectibles sale in the new museum barn and will precede the musical “Tunes for Trees” fundraiser, also to […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Bobbing for bottles, berries and brambles

I have four Bobs in my Davis wine life. Sometimes I toss out their names in this column, so I thought I should introduce them — and their wines — a bit more officially and systematically. Four Bobs can be confusing, even to me. Bob Simas arrived on my scene a little over a year […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Day of the Dead: a celebration of life

AnnEvansC In Mexico, as in many countries around the world, family members and friends share a meal and offering in remembrance of departed loved ones Nov. 1 and 2. Known in Mexico as Day of the Dead, or “Dia de los Muertos,” this is a happy occasion. This year, the public is invited to celebrate […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

How green ($) is your yard?

What: Cool Davis Festival When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Info: www.cooldavis.org By Gus Yates With water rates going up, you might be wondering how much your garden is costing you. Don’t worry; there are more alternatives to green than just brown. Experts on […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Food Co-op hosts BBQ to benefit Speck

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a barbecue benefit to assist Cathy Speck and her wife Linda Duval as they continue living with an expensive fatal illness, ALS. The gathering will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Co-op’s patio. Speck, who has worked at the […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,